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was captured when a viewer of "america's most wanted" recognized him and his car. >>> the u.s. embassy in yemen is closed today because of al qaeda threats against american interests. the embassy is not saying if there is any specific threat. and it's unclear when it will reopen. the head of u.s. centcom, saved petraeus, met with yemen's president yesterday. a senior u.s. government official says they discussed the latest intelligence on al qaeda in yemen. he also gave yemen's president several messages from president obama. yesterday mr. obama tied al qaeda to that attempted airline attack on christmas day. he said al qaeda's yemeni branch trained the suspected bomber and gave him explosives. >> this is not the first time this group has targeted us. in recent years they've bombed yemeni facilities and western hotels, restaurants and embassies including our embassy in 2008, killing one american. so as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al q
and manufacturers of america wants those drugs protected from low cost jenngen competitors. the group's top executive sent an e-mail to board members obtained by cnn and other media outlets. in it, he said it could not support the health reform bill if the drugs get fewer than 12 years of protection for their patents. >>> preliminary autopsy results show a southern indiana basket player may have died from a heart condition. 21 year jeron lewis collapsed during a game. he later died at the hospital. the team's coach says lewis showed no sign of health problems before he collapsed. fans say they saw lewis hit his head during a hard fall under the basket with about four minutes left to go in the game and his teammates say lewis lost 40 pounds over the summer as part of an effort to get in shape. >>> today your views question, police and privacy. it seems cameras are everywhere these days. ever since the police beating of rodney king was videotaped in 1991, the practice has become common especially with places like facebook and youtube. recently a few people in boston spotted officers making ar
this on my facebook page, just search chuck roberts hln to bring it up. julie says, absolutely, america is the land of opportunity. that's why everyone wants to move here. if they have applied for legal status and meet all the requirements, why not? jeff said they should be able to enroll. once in class ins can find them, arrest them and deport them. deport them. we have patrick on a plane on the tarmac in jacksonville. is that right? patrick, can you hear me? all right. he's gone. i'm sorry. you have to shut that phone down when they tell you to. i understand. linda's on the line in maine. where are you on this, linda? what do you think? >> caller: it comes to the blien bottom line. they are breaking laws and getting benefits for it. i don't understand it. our kids don't get a lot of benefits they should. why should people be given special rights because they are here illegally? they are breaking the law. >> well, they are applying for status, paying the bills, paying their taxes, trying to be civically responsible. once they are citizen ises it's okay? >> if they became citizens i can
. it will remain that we take revenge for his death inside and outside america. it is a trust for every person who left everything for the sake of god whom he supported. >> stus spekt appeared in strid oh with a new leader of the pakistani branch. the suspect is sack cuesed of blowing himself up at a cia base in afghanistan on december 30th. >>> you will be slifrg a while longer before warmer air brings relief from the bone-chilling temperatures we're seeing. the deadly winter freeze will keep a tight grip on many parts of the country this weekend. take a look at how treacherous icy roads got in the atlanta area causing many accidents. it is expected to dip in the 20s in the sooet. warnings are posted because windchills could drop as low as 25 below zero. at least nine deaths are blamed on the winter storm. >>> in central nebraska pretty rough. livestock farmers are battling against windchills of 30 below or more. struck to tractors are getting stuck. there is nowhere for the cattle to go. that means farmers must brave the cold to feed them so the animals will survive. >> we've been plowing out th
but it's not going anywhere. >> create more jobs. >> create more jobs. >> most of america who was hurt by this has not recovered. >> got like 1,000 people applying for one job. and $10 an hour. how can you really even live on $10 an hour. >> a lot of companies i've applied to are hiring now where they weren't last year. >> everybody needs to work because without work you got crime and everything gets worse. >> america wants a good story. the good story is we had this terrible thing happen to us and we bounced back. the reality is it will take us longer to bounce back than a year. >> no, we're not out of the woods. >> we're in deep crap. >> hopefully the worst days are behind us. >> reporter: that's a lot of people with a lot of views. everyone counts. i'm joe carter and i'll see you on the street. >> views from the street just one more way for you to voice your opinion on hln and you can catch it here every day. >>> america's children are dealing with some pretty adult problems and they may begin at the dinner table. we'll bring you some eye opening news about a grown up health risk yo
's the responsibility the world, not especially of america. >> that's their country. maybe we have stepped in too much. >> i think the u.s. is spread a little thin. >> i don't know if it's stretched too thin. i i had there is always going to be conflicts, especially in that part of the world. >> i think we have an obligation to speak out and use diplomatic efforts to step in military airily any time there is something like that going on. it's really not justified. >> we should try to help other countries. but i still maintain the fact that we should do better here as well. >> reporter: i'm joe carter and i'll see you on the street. >> and you'll see more of joe carter. so if you see him and he asks you a question, tell him what you think. >>> american politics reels from a supreme court ruling. critics say the justices just unleashed a flood of corporate money into the process. is this the price of free speech? your views just ahead. >>> reaction to the supreme court's decision on campaign finance has been sharp and bitterly divided. >> the bottom line is this -- the supreme court has just predetermin
. >> create more jobs. create more jobs. >> most of america who was hurt by this has not recovered. >> we've got like 1,000 people applying for one job. that's like $10 an hour. and how can you really even count on $10 an hour? >> a lot of companies that i applied to are now hiring where they weren't last year, not evenory the summer. >> everybody needs to work. without work you've got crime, and everything just gets worse. >> america wants a good story. and the good story is we had this terrible thing happen to us, and we bounced back. the reality it is going to take us longer than a year. >> no, we're not out of the woods. we're in deep crap. >> hopefully, the worst days are behind us. >> that's a lot of people with a lot of views, and everyone counts. i'm joe carter, and i'll see you on the streets. >>> "views from the street" one more way for you to voice your opinion on hln, and you can catch it here every day. >>> america's children grdealin with pretty adult problems. we'll show you a grownup health risk your children are facing. >>> cdc researchers say one out of five american chi
. >> everybody needs to work. without work, you have crime. everything just gets worse. >> you know, america wants a good story. the good story is we had this terrible thing happen to us and we bounced back. the reality is it's going to take us longer to bounce back than, you know, a year. >> no, we're not out of the woods. >> we're in deep crap. >> hopefully the worst days are behind us. >> reporter: well, that's a lot of people with a lot of views. and everyone counts. i'm joe carter. i'll see you on the street. >> "views from the street," one more way for you to voice your opinion on hln. we'll have more from joe all week. >>> the third wife of former chicago area police sergeant drew peterson may testify from the grave today. kathleen save yoe's family is expected to describe her fears that peterson might kill her. initially her death in 2004 was ruled an accidental drowning. after peterson's fourth wife stacy disappeared, investigators reopened the investigation into savio's death. peterson has plead not guilty. a judge will decide if statements from these hearings will make it into pet
. in his party's weekly address, he said making afghanistan more secure is key to making america more secure. >> to circumvent and preempt this threat, we rely heavily on our intelligence gathering systems professionals at home and abroad. the recent suicide attack on the cia in khost reminded us of the determination of terrorists. the rest of umar farouk abdulmutallab makes clear that there is much to be reviewed in the way that intelligence is shared, collected, analyzed, in our methods of approach. at home, a systemic failure within our intelligence analysis and airport security must be corrected to defeat the ever changing strategy of those who seek to harm america. >> the afghan parliament is turning thumbs down on most of president hamid karzai's cabinet appointments. for the second time, lawmakers have rejected the ma jrt of the president's nominees. just seven of the 17 ministers are in office. members of parliament complained some nominees are too cozy with afghan warlords and others too cozy with the afghan operations. the president is leaning on him to get his government in
. let's listen to that "good morning america." >> he was cussing her out, calling her crazy and saying that she had sworn to him that she was physically unable to get pregnant and he just felt like he was set up. convinced thorare an abortion and tried to convince me to convince rielle to have an abortion and -- >> did you try on convince her? >> no, he was furious with me for that. >> okay there you heard it, if all that is true, wow. the book is called "the politician" you just heard from the author andrew young. taking your calls, 1-877-tell-hln. thomas is with us from arkansas. thomas, your thoughts? >> caller: yeah, i'm here. >> go ahead, thomas. >> caller: you know i heard it said somewhere that emeu those who -- they are judging this man to do research on your favorite politician's religious leaders and civil rights activists, you may find that they all sort fall short of perfection. >> when they fall short of perfection they lose the ability to lead. i am saying that you stone them and i am saying you cannot run for president and i am say if you do you will lose big time. zero
in the arabian pensual yea trained him and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. this is not the first time this group targeted us. in recent years they bombed yemeni government facilities, restaurants and embassies including our embassy in 2008, killing one american. so as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al qaeda terrorists. >> in his party's weekly address, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell delivered an upbeat look for the new year. mcconnell says despite last year's serious challenges, he has no doubt the american people will see better days. >> two long and difficult wars, a prolonged recession, double-digit unemployment, these are difficult days for our nation. and in this new year, we're grateful for the courageous men and women of our own day who keep a lonely watch to defend the cause of liberty. we're also painfully aware of how many americans were out of work this christmas. but these challe
years. >> i'm a democrat, but i'm not here so that the democratic party trumps everything in america. it's got to be -- it's got to do what's right for america. >> reporter: like you as a republican would say the same? >> precisely the same. >> reporter: both men say senator-elect brown's win in massachusetts proves they're right. brown, like kucinich and johnson, has an independent streak. what do you hope president obama will say in his state of the union? >> i hope he says that we want to reach out to all people in the process and come up with a product, not only on health care, but on foreign policy and others that will work for america. >> reporter: and then actually do it. >> well, i hope he smiles and says, i hear you. i hear you loud and clear. and that we're going to direct our policies accordingly. >> reporter: back to senator-elect brown for a moment. he told the senator leadership when he was in d.c. he's no rubber stamp. t"the washington post" is reporting that brown saying he had wide support and wants to be inclusi inclusive. he also said, you know, name calling on all tha
is behind bars. a couple watched a promo for "america's most wanted" and realized paul michael merhige was staying at their hotel. they reported it to authorities and he was arrested. he gunned down his twin sisters one of whom was pregnant, his 79-year-old aunt and his 6-year-old cousin who was killed in her sleep. can't imagine what her dad, jim sitton has gone through. the man accused of killing his daughter has been caught. jim joining me now. jim, first off, your reaction when you found out that paul merhige was indeed apprehended? >> well, it was a relief that he was no longer -- i was no longer afraid he would come back and finish what he started on thanksgiving night. i have been patroling my house until 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 in the morning, looking out the windows, looking for shadows, always thinking that he would be coming back to kill my wife or my father-in-law and i wouldn't -- i was patroling my house with a shotgun. i was not going to allow him to kill anyone else in my family. now that he has been captured at least i can get out of protebtive mode now and start concentratin
for attack for america. this is not the first time this group has targeted us. in recent years they bombed yemeni facilities and restaurants and hotels, restaurants and embassies, including our embassy in 2008 killing one american. as president, i made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, strengthening and equipping their facilities to streng strengthen against al qaeda terrorists. >>> minority leader mitch mcconnell delivered and up bebe outlook for the new year, says despite serious challenges he has no doubt american people will see better days. >> two long and difficult wars, a prolonged recession, double digit unemployment, these are difficult days for our nation. in this new year, we're grateful for the courageous men and women who keep a lonely watch for the cause of liberty. we're also painfully aware how many americans are out of work this christmas. these challenges don't define us as a people. what's always defined america is it ability to overcome even the most daunting difficulties. >> from terror concerns to health care, to economic meltdown
here on hln. >>> what a week in america's courtrooms. take a look at the stories and more important the people who touched our lives. >> jailhouse tapes. we've got them. >> their main focus is on finding haleigh. >> haleigh's father, let me tell you, people, they're some of the hardest working people in america. they're out selling dope at every gas station, convenience store. you name it. >> some black guy just stole my whole purse. >> misty get it is purse stolen. she sounds devastated. she gets a kid stolen, she sounds sedated. >> i don't care if they get me with injustifiable homicide. it will be worth life without parole. >> something about ronald cummings and what he's saying from behind bars still breaks my heart. he is still talking about haleigh. >>> breaking news, amber alert in america's heartland. 7-year-old aja vanishes into thin air after mommy's found murdered. >> i'm the father of aja johnson. i'm here to make a plea to everyone who's listening and every parent who's out there. >> amber alert. police are on the lookout for 7-year-old aja johnson, vanishing with her m
, placing the child for adoption -- >> half of america is divorced and angry at their spouse. half of america. over half of america. i don't care. i don't care if she has strong feelings about her spouse. i don't care. that has nothing to do with this, gloria. >> well, the reason that i care is because i think we need to understand her in order to get the answers from her. and she's the one who holds the key to where baby gabriel is. >> you know what? you're right. you're right about that, gloria allred. >>> everyone, let's stop and remember army corporal zachary baker, 24, villanea, arkansas, killed in iraq, awarded the bronds star, purple heart, national defense service medal. selflessness, good natured, would give you the shirt off his back, loved family, red sox, arkansas raz rochlt orbacks. favorite food, chicken. leaves behind parents, sister cara, brother, shane, widow, christina, son, andrew. zachary baker, american hero. thank you to our guests, but our biggest thank you is to you for inviting all of us into your homes. i'll see you tomorrow night, 8:00 sharp eastern. unti
will not be foresaken, you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you, the world stands with you, we know that you are a strong and resilient people. you have endured a history of slavery and struggle of natural disaster and recovery and through it all your spirit has been unbroken and your faith has been unwavering. so today you must know that help is arriving. much, much more help is on the way. >> we're following late developments in haiti and will bring you any updates, any breaking news as soon as it happens. but let's get to some other news today. >>> the u.s. is close low watching what's called a credible threat from al qaeda in yemen. senior officials tell cnn the threat is in specific but say it has to do with aviation. there is some information about a time frame but not a location. one says al qaeda is already adapting to new security measures. officials say information was found while following up on the accused christmas day airplane bomber. >>> you may have some airport delays to deal with. security issues, of course, are anging. they're v
on information that the suspect was a possible terror threat. >>> we have a news conference underway, america's most wanted, which was very instrumental in cracking the case of that thanksgiving massacre, is about to hold a news conference and we hope to join that shortly. let me move on to this story first. >>> there were fears of a possible terror threat at last year's inauguration. "the new york times" reports somali extremists might set off explosives as the president took the oath of office. u.s. intelligence agencies did not yet know the threat was a false alarm. defense secretary robert gates was rurkd toshed to a secret lo just in case. >> one of the things that the new administration and old administration agreed to keep robert gates, the defense secretary, away from the inauguration in a secure location, a secret location, sgluft case the wor-- just in c the worst happened and everybody were to be killed in a catastrophic event, he would be able to take over the presidency. >> the reported threat turned out to be little more than a rumor. >>> a suicide bomber who killed seven cia em
list of the dirtiest hotels in america. and this year's top honor goes to the heritage marina hotel in san francisco. one customer who stayed there said she found roaches in the room and leftover food in the microwave. a spokesperson for the hotel says its ranking was based on irate anonymous postings and didn't reflect the true condition of the hotel. trip adviser's list is based on reviews posted to its website. >>> what you're looking at right here, that's not a drill. those firefighters are in a water fight. crews from across the midwest gathered in iowa for the 35th annual winter water fights. 200 teams competed in this big event trying to spray a hanging barrel to the opposite end. that's the goal. it has turned into somewhat of a tradition for firefighters. >>> at 47, football legend hershel walker is starting a new sport. >> at age 47 when most nfl players have long walked away from the violent sport, herschel walker begins a new profession defined by armbars, choke holds and tapouts. the heisman trophy winner, nfl great and u.s. olympian can now add mma fighter to his resum
on "america's most wanted." the father of one of the victims, a 6-year-old girl, is relieved. >> it means i'll be able to sleep a little better tonight. and i won't be patrolling the inside of my house with my shotgun, you know, thinking that the monster is right around the corner. i've been in protective mode. and now that he's captured, at least, you know, my family, we can even begin the healing process. >> police had been looking for paul merhige since november. he is accused of shooting his twin sisters, a 79-year-old aunt, and his 6-year-old cousin. now, after the shooting, his father told police that his son had a history of mental illness and had recently stopped taking his medication. >>> the u.s. embassy in yemen is closed for a second straight day because of a possible al qaeda threat. a top white house counterterrorism official saying there are indications that al qaeda is planning an attack in yemen's capital possibly on the embassy there. britain also closed its embassy, too. on saturday president obama blamed al qaeda's yemeni branch for that botched airline bombing on christ
there is a blue america or red america. there's a united states of america. that was really the tone for his entire presidential campaign, he capture the people's imaginations and they were so, so hopeful things would be different when he came in here. it has not been different, in fact, it's been worse. it is so partisan, they are not getting anything done. if you thereon what scott brown said, he also -- it was almost an identical message, his policies are different but message the same i want to represent democrats and republicans and independent and that moment when he said this isn't the kennedy seat or the democrat seat, it's the people's seat i think when he won the election. >> caroline, your thoughts on this? . >> caller: hi, mike. >> hey. >> caller: i wanted to say i'm from virginia and watched the polls, you know, back in november for new jersey and, you know, pulling out all the stops, whether republican or independent i want to say the two parties are working, we are all hearing our voices and i can't be more thrilled to see what we saw last night. i really think now we are head
're looking to get away for the weekend. trip adviser.com has the dirtiest hotels in america. this year's top honor goes to the heritage marina hotel in san francisco. one customer who stayed there found roaches in the room and leftover food in the microwave. a spokesperson says the ranking was based on irate anonymous postings which didn't relate the true condition of the hotel. the list is based on reviews posted to the website. >>> how would you like this deal? take as much time off as you want and get paid for it. that's what a the boss of a seattle company told employees this week. the ceo of social strata, rosemary o'neal said she was sure her employees would think they were being punked but this is no joke. folks get unlimited paid leave. that's right. unlimited time off to do whatever they want. what's the catch? well, there isn't one. o'neal says her employees are grown-ups. those who abuse the policy will weed themselves out. by the way, they are not hiring right now. >>> we're getting your views on the story. here are a few of them. john posted this on facebook. it's refreshing to
in the florida keys called authorities saturday after recognizing one guest as a suspect on "america's most wanted." the father of one of the victims, a 6-year-old girl, says he's relieved. >> that means i'll be able to sleep a little better tonight. i won't be patrolling inside my house with my shotgun waiting, you know, thinking that the monster is right around the corner. i've been in protective mode. and now that he's captured, at least my family we can begin the healing process. >> police have been looking for him since november. he's accused of shooting his twin sisters, a 79-year-old aunt and his 6-year-old cousin. after the shooting, marriage's father told police that his son had a history of mental illness and recently stopped taking his medication. >>> starting to day people flying to the u.s. from countries like pakistan and yemen are going to face tougher screening. the enhanced techniques include full body pat downs, body scans and searches of carry on luggage. this is in direct response to the failed christmas day bomb plot. a senior government official tells cnn the list goes
happen all over america. >> there will be plenty of wednesday morning quarterbacking about what went right and what went wrong. everyone, including me, i am brutally honest. we will be honest about the assessment of the race. >> this is a big blow for democrats. brown supporters knew it. at the victory they chanted 41 meaning republicans will now have 41 senate seats, the magic number to block any bill. health care reform could be in trouble. brown said he would vote against it. >>> some doctors in haiti are using vodka for serlization. they are hoping things change. the u.s. military is moving more than 100 flights a day through haiti. a naval ship is expected today. a lot of supplies cannot get through the border because of back ups. thankfully rescuers are still finding people alive. an elderly woman spent a week trapped under the debris of a cathedral. anderson cooper was there. >> our brothers from can keown helped us. our brothers from south africa. we were able to take this woman who prayed and prayed. i believe her faith is so big, that was the thing that saved her. >> her fi
they are settling into their new life. what are they saying about being in america and beginning anew here? >> reporter: i spoke with blondie. he is the oldest. he speaks a little english. he is looking forward to driving. he drove once in haiti. his brothers and sisters told me he is an incredible soccer player. so they are looking forward to doing that. one had a picture he found in a trash can in haiti of macaroni and cheese. he wanted his mom to make him a big bowl of macaroni and cheese. they are used to eating rice and beans and fruit. so the macaroni and cheese was something they were looking forward to. >> before you go, tell us about the obern family. they already have seven kids of their own? >> reporter: they do. one of their daughters went on a mission trip to haiti and fell in love with the orphans. the dad told me when she came home she knew all 78 children's names, first names. she prayed with the family and asked them to adopt one of the children. the family visited the orphanage, fell in love with this son blondie. they couldn't adopt him without adopting his brother. they
inside pakistan. perhaps more ominously, he threatened more attacks are coming against america both outside and inside the united states. the man sitting beside al balawi in the video is the new leader of the pakistani branch. this is another picture we got from kalil al balawi's family. >>> police in england arrested three men who they say threatened staff aboard a plane bound for dubai. the men were arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat and are in jail in london. it happened last night as the plane got ready to take off from heathrow airport. all the passengers were taken off the plane while police searched it with bomb-sniffing dogs. they found nothing suspicious. heathrow remained open during the incident. >>> the togo national soccer team has withdrawn from the african cup of nations tournament. the team pulled out of the games this morning in the wake of that devastating attack that killed at least two people when gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying the team to the tournament. it happened on the border between angola and republic of congo. so far there's no claim of r
show firing up at the top of the hour right here on hln. >>> what a week in america's courtrooms. take a look at the stories and more important the people who touched our lives. >> jail house tape. we've got them. >> the main focus is not on putting me in jail but finding haleigh. >> some of the hardest working people in america, selling dope at every gas station or convenience store. >> some guy stole my whole purse. >> she sounds devastated and gets a kid stolen and sounds sedated. >> something about ronald cummings and what he's saying from behind bars, still breaks my heart. still talking about haleigh. >> vanishes into thin air after mommy is found murdered. >> i'm here to make a plea to everybody listening and every parent who's out there. >> breaking news, amber alert, police on the lookout for asia johnson, the oklahoma girl vanishes with her mother's estranged husband. >> please, if you're listening, please return her. >> this guy has a rap sheet as long as the interstate. >> this could be your daughter. we need your help to find these people. >> take a look. this is the suspe
5" with a rabbi. >> what a peek in america's courtrooms >> take a look at the stories and the people who touched our lives. jailhouse tapes, we've got them. clear >> ronald summings with misty cummings, they're out selling dope at every gas station, store, you name it. >> misty gets her purse stolen, she sounds devastated. she gets a kid stolen, she sounds sedated. >> ronald cummings and what he's saying from behind bars, still breaks my heart. he's still talking about it. amber alert in america's heartland. 7-year-old asia vanishes into thin air after mommy's found murdered. >> i'm here to make a plea of everybody who is listening. >> breaking news, amber alert. police on the lookout for 7-year-old asia johnson. the girl vanishes with her mother. >> please, lester, if you're listening, anyone out there who knows where she is, please return her. >> this guy has a rap sheet as long as the interstate. >> this could be your daughter, so we need your help. >> take a look, this is the suspect in this case. there is a chance to save this little girl. >> breaking news, courts indicate that
of america is divorced and angry after their spouse. over half of america. i don't care. i don't care if she has strong feelings about her -- i don't care. that has nothing to do with this, gloria. >> well, the reason that i care is because i think we need to understand her in order to get the answers from her and she's the one who holds the key to where baby gabriel is. >> you know what? you're right, you're right about that, gloria allred. >>> everyone, let's stop and remember army corporal zach ri baker, 14, arkansas. killed iraq. awarded the bronze star, the purple heart, national defense service medal. remembered for selflessness, good nature. would give you the shirt off his back. loved family, red sox, arkansas radarbacks, country music. favorite food, chicken. leaves behind grieving parents, sister cara, brother shane, widow christina, son andrew. zach ri baker, american hero. thank you to our guests but our biggest thank you is to you for inviting all of us into your homes. i'll see you tomorrow night 8:00 sharp eastern. and until then, good night, friend. >>> hello. i'm a.j. hammer
of slavery. clearly he's out of touch not only america and his district but how african-americans feel about these arabs. >> steele himself has been under pressure to step down as rnc chairman. he says he's not going anywhere. some republicans not too happy about his book that takes shot at the gop. in it he accuses party leaders of abandoning conservative principles over the past decade. steele apologized for not alerting republicans about the content. but says if critics don't like him, they should fire him or shut up. >>> one of president obama's top economic advisers said in order to reduce the deficit, the white house must reduce unemployment. christina romer hinted more stimulus spending may be needed for the economy. last week's job numbers were a problem. >> we are continuing the pattern of job loss. i'll give you one statistic in the first quarter 2009 we were losing 691,000 jobs a month. now with the new numbers we know we were losing 69,000. that's way too many. it's not job gains but a tenth of when we came into office. >> she's in charge of the president's council of economic ad
it was the senator's idea. here's andrew young on abc's "good morning america. "implts the senator made the whole pitch. not just for me. he didn't just have to commit me that i was going to take paternity. he also had to convince reille she would publicly claim that i had been the father. >> all right then goes on to say the former senator is no doting father. we'll take your calls, 1-877-tell-hln. back with us, wendy walsh, clinical psychologist momlogic.com. and andy barr from "politico" and welcome back rachel miller. andy, when you hear this does it surprise you immediately in crisis mode trying to lobby them and for young to take the bullet here? >> i mean, it's not surprising at all that he's coming out and saying. this i mean, edwards is a guy who propped up andrew young to make him take a fall on all sorts of stuff and all of a sudden, you know, like turned his back on the guy, didn't really help him out in the way he promised he would. andrew young's got this book coming out saying edwards is only making this admission now because that book was going to drop. i mean, there is so much ba
family, we can even begin the healing process. >> merhige was captured when a viewer of the show "america's most wanted" recognized him and his car. >>> a woman is resting at her parents' how after authorities say he is escaped from her ex-fiance say. police say dennis cox kidnapped julie anne kilgore in colorado last tuesday. three days later he is escaped while they were at a wyoming hotel. cox fled back to colorado and was killed in a shoot-out with police. >> he had a pistol, and he was holding it to his head and they were yelling drop the gun, drop the gun. >> kilgore's father says his daughter broke off her engagement with cox last sunday. >>> mexican police say they have captured the head of the notorious drug cartel. carlos beltran leyva was arrested wednesday. authorities say leyva was taken into custody after he showed a fake driver's license with an alias they knew he had been using. his arrest comes just a week after his brother arturo was killed in a shoot-out outside mexico city. >>> iran has issued an ultimatum over its nuclear program. it's threatening to enrich nuclear fu
and the people of the world. in these difficult hours, america stands united. we stand united with the people of haiti who have shown incredible resilience. we will help them to recover and rebuild. >>> former presidents clinton and george w. bush will lead a fund-raising effort to help out haiti. the money they raise clintonbushhaitifund.org. we have more coverage so stay with hln on that. >>> police in phoenix arrested five people at an immigration rally directed at one man. they turned out to take aim against the sheriff. the sheriff shouldn't handle immigration enforcement. he said he was not bathered by the huge rally and said protesters should direct their efforts at congress which writes the laws. >>> an unusual discovery for police in north carolina searching a home, they found a garage out back, drug dogs sniffed a door in a building and that led to a school bus used to grow marijuana. police say suspects used backhoes which they converted to a grow room. three people arrested. >>> an nfl player with family members in haiti finds solace on the field. >> reporter: after last night's g
's "good morning america." >> the senator made the full pitch not just for me. he didn't have to just convince me that i was going to take paternity. he also had to convince rielle that she would publicly claim that i had been the father. >> all right. then he goes on to say former senator edwards is no doting father. take your calls, 1-877-tell-hln. back with us, wendy walsh, clinical psychologist, momlogic.com. also with us andy barr, reporter at politico, welcome back stephanie miller, radio talk show host. andy, as you hear this, does it surprise you to hear that john edwards immediately in the crisis mode and he's going to try and lobby rielle hunter and young for young to take the bullet here? >> i mean, it's not surprising at all that he's coming out and saying this. edwards is a guy who propped up andrew young to make him take a fall and all sorts of stuff. and all of a sudden turned his back on the guy, didn't really help him out in the way that he promised he would. andrew young has this book coming out. he's saying edwards is only making this admission now because that book
of touch not only with where america and his district are but how african-americans feel about these issues. >> steele, himself, has been under pressure to step down as the rnc chairman but says he's not going anywhere. some republicans are not too happy about his new book that takes shots at the gop. in it he accuses party leaders of abandoning conservative principles over the past decade. steele apologized for not alerting republicans about the book's content, but says if critics don't like him they should fire him or shut up. >>> one of president obama's top economic advisers says in order to reduce the deficit the white house must reduce unemployment. appearing on cnn, christine ma roamer hinted more stimulus spending may be needed to lift the economy and last month's jobs numbers were a step back for the administration. the overall trend in unemployment is the more important issue. >> with are continuing the pattern of moderating job loss. i'll give you one statistic. in the first quarter of 2009 we were losing on average 691,000 jobs a month. with the new numbers in the fourth quarter
about the united states of america and stuff that directly affects people's lives. >> now we could go the whole show talking about politics but i'm standing here staring at kyle's ponytail. >> sorry. >> and it reminds me of another case of no respect. and i want to show you guys this tape, okay? the elbow throwing, ponytail throwing new mexico women soccer player and do you remember her, and the all-out brawl at the high school soccer game. two different stories. two different pieces of tape here. ooh. girls behaving badly, right? all right, spike, they've got over 20 million hits on youtube combined with these two pieces of tape. i mean aren't we -- yeah, are we fascinated or -- what's the deal? why are we so enthralled by this 20 million times. >> it's simple, america is the most violent country in the history of modern civilization. you have more guns, more shootings, more killings than any other country ever. >> i thought those girls got a break. if a guy did that the sports fans would go crazy. >> i than there are probably kids watching at this hour, so there is one more clip of
department, attention dog rescue. >>> what, if anything, should be done to fix america's health care system? >> you think people should pay more taxes so we all can have health care sp. >> yeah, that sounds good. >> it scares me a little bit. >> that is our very own joe carter. he's out getting your views from the street on health care reform. >>> britain is raising its terror threat level from substantial up to severe, its second highest level. the country's home secretary says, although there's no intelligence suggesting an attack is imminent, just the level of threat means the government believes a terrorist attack is highly likely. the move comes after the christmas day attempt to blow up a northwest airlines flight to detroit. days ago, the uk suspended all direct flights to yemen and expanded its security watch list. >>> right now, vice president joe biden is getting a firsthand look at u.s. military operations in iraq. he met with u.s. troops in baghdad today. earlier, he talked with iraqi leaders about that country's upcoming elections. he also said the united states will appeal a d
is singing "america the beautiful" and the who are playing at halftime. former nba player got a great gift from dr. phil. he was on the talk show talking about how he's coping with 12 family members missing in haiti after the earthquake. then came the surprise. dr. phil flew his father, who was in port-au-prince during the earthquake where he surprised his son. >> was that standing behind him and he didn't know it? >> look at his reaction. >> i wonder if he knew his father was alive? >> he knew. he had no idea he was port-au-prince. great surprise. >> the x-games are under way so bring on the crazy tricks. that's kaleb moore. he pulls off the snowmobile mid 360 trick. that's the trick that won. that's justin hoyer. he does the heel kicker back flip. >> you know you're going to mess up. that's expensive every time you mess up. >> they jump into big things of foam when they practice. >> so that thing can land on you. >> thank you. some debt collectors are taking it just too far and they may have you afraid to even pick up your phone. hln money expert clark howard tells you what to do to stop
. >>> attorney general eric holder, america's first black attorney general, defended harry reid today saying, i don't think there's a prejudice bone in his body. npr's political editor is kind enough to take some time to join us today and talk about all this. ken, thanks for your time. where is this thing going? >> we thought in 2002 when trent lott said the thing about strom thurmond that the republicans are trying to compare it to, everyone thought trent lott would survive and he was out in a couple of weeks. i think republicans don't realize there's a difference between the what trent lott and harry reid said. >> how so? >> harry reid was actually praising barack obama, although i don't know anybody in the 20th century, 21st century or 19th century that talks about negroes. that's not a word you hear so often. very surprised that harry reid would say it and say it to a reporter. the other point is that trent lott did have, first of all, the president of the united states who was the object of this criticism from the comment from reid, accepted the apology. blacks did not accept trent lott's
the car. >> as long as there's something to fix, the small business entrepreneur in america will fix it. >> reporter: i'm joe carter. i'll see you on the street. >> yes, he will. "views from the street," that's another way we're giving you our views throughout the day with joe carter. we'll be airing more of these throughout the week. >>> today marks the 25th federal observance of the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. as we pause, of course, to remember the legendary civil rights leader, we wonder, has his vision for equal rights been fulfilled? we'll hear your views on the dream of dr. martin luther king jr. >>> family members gathered at king's memorial to lay a wreath there and people gathered for a special ceremony at ebeneezer baptist church where he preached until his death in 1968. president and mrs. obama are participating in several events tonight and will attend a concert at washington's kennedy center. today marks the 25th federal observance of dr. king's birthday. a new cnn poll found that when asked if the u.s. has fulfilled dr. king's vision, the results were basicall
and everybody else in america. we want to start the viewers on a grouchy note. >> taking notice of the deficit numbers. >> usually, they push it under the carpet like there's no deficit here and it's six feet high and falling in on you. there's actually drama going on in washington over the budget deficit. i find that fascinating. you should know, mostly talk, not as much action, but they put together a plan, there were going to set up a powerful task force and the senate rejected it. both parties, republicans said no way this could force tax hikes or cuts in social security and medicare. the white house is going to do something. president obama is expected to set up a deficit panel. it's going to be more advisory. the deficit is slightly down from last year's record, 1 hadn't $4 trillion, according to congressional numbers. americans took their newfound free time and used it to help the people around them. that's good news in a bad economy. more than 63 million of you volunteered vazing money, building homes, collecting food, tutoring kids. the labor department says it's more than 1.5 people
of america and goldman sachs kept in place. he announced new limits on big banks' involvement on hedge funds and bank trading that go beyond regulatory reform plans making their way through capitol hill. >> never again will the american taxpayer be held hostage by a bank that is too big to fail. limits on the risks major financial firms can take are central to the reforms i have proposed. they are central to the legislation that's passed the house under the leadership of chairman marty frank and that we are working to pass under the leadership of chairman chris dodd. today i'm putting forth reforms that will strengthen the system while preventing future crises. >> the tough talk hinges on congress. they have to enact legislation for his proposals. >>> courts have long used electronic tracking devices for convicts on parole. now a texas judge is using them on kids who have a habit of skipping school. judge tommy munoz ordered truants to carry a gps unit with them all the time. they have to key in a code five times a day. the judge has tried softer approaches and he says it's time to get tough
of the american people and our first african-american president of the united states america. the first thing i want to let america know is that racism is still amongst us strongly and we must speak on this, fix it and erase it. it is not the color of our skin. it is the greatness of our heart and intelligence of our mind which allows us to learn, feel, and strengthen. i have learned it is not obama that's scaring me. it is the press that practices racism speeches. >> keith, let's talk about the president. how do you think barack obama is doing one year into his presidency? let's stay on topic. >> okay. well, i think the president has been doing great as our leader. he has been asked to build structure with little to no help nor belief, a president of beautiful dreams for our american people, a color blind president. sometimes i ask myself, if the clintons would have won would they have made him the secretary of state? it took -- >> okay. >> it's going to take years and a lot of work. >> you like what he has done and his cabinet appointments and you think he's on the right track. >> i think he
that have been nagging at america for decades. we want to solve them for the next generation. we ran to get the tough stuff done. [ applause ] so as i mentioned last night, i make no apology for trying to fix stuff that's hard. >> the president is following up on last night's state of the union address, of course, as he mentioned there by unveiling $8 billion in funding for new high-speed rail projects. >>> the president's linking several of his initiatives to pumping up employment. they include small business tax cuts, and support for clean energy. creating jobs was the dominate theme of his state of the union address. a research corporation poll finds 78% of those who watched the speech had a positive reaction of a sample of speech watchers was 38% democratic, 25% republican. 48% say their reaction was very positive. 30% say somewhat positive. here's what some voters were saying right after the address. >> the first thing that he said into the speech was, i want a jobs bill on the table, i want things to be done immediately. the one thing i saw from him was concreteness. i was happy about
to america. thes enou they said enough of that. he's been in altercations before. the guy has definitely gotten his fair share. >> looks like something i'd do in a clash. >> good acting. >>> four little girls in north carolina are stepping up to help people in haiti. little girls. >> i think it's great. and some people are just stopping without even getting anything. >> they're selling hot chocolate to help the red cross, but you also have to hear how much one person donated. >>> that's new for you in about 20 minutes. hello, business travelers sitting there on the terminal. i find you. hi, bob. >> morning, robin. the entire west coast going to be tough to get in or out of for about the entire week. it's going to be round after round of heavy rain, heavy snow moving into the california coastline. sfo, one plane getting in there. l.a.x., a couple toward san diego, too. rain and wind. here's what we're calling for with delays. not just there. boston, morning rain and snow and a little wind. winds gusting to near 40 this morning. watch for an hour or more delay. chicago, freezing fog report
's "good morning, america" claiming forward saying mom not only gave the eight-month-old drugs but also toward her if he starts crying drug him again. now police say they have their hands on new pictures taken days before baby gabriel vanished. they are on mom's own cell phone. cops flagged these pictures bringing up sinister concerns. more from our "prime news" affiliate knxv. >> this is about gabriel and i want to find my son. >> he pleads for help searching for his missing eight-month-old. >> i think about it every single day, whether he is -- >> the boy took him to san antonio, we are vanished. then the call from her. >> i asked her, where is she? she said i stuffed him in a diaper bag and suffocated him, put him in a diaper bag and put him in a dumpster and kept going on you ruined my life, this is what you deserve. >> i've been told detectives are looking into the possibility someone has changed the boy's appearance to look like a girl and detectives have searched dumpsters. >> it's a very real possibility that elizabeth killed gabriel. >> detectives also want to know who gave lis
of the hardestworking people in america. because according to this police report i've got in my hands, they're out selling dope 4:30 in the morning till nearly midnight at every gas station, convenience store, truck stop, right there on the street. you name it. to you, marlaina schiavo, what do we learn in ronald cummings' jailhouse tapes? >> we learn that ronald even behind bars facing a lot of jail time possibly, that he will still only talk about haleigh. he says to this moment he has not changed his mind. if he finds the person that killed haleigh he will kill that person. he doesn't care what kind of jail time he will face. he doesn't care if it even offers up the death penalty. it's worth it to him, nancy. >> okay. let me ask you this, marlaina. and i appreciate all that feeling, all that emotion he's got about revenge. but why is is he selling dope instead of being out looking for his daughter? can someone tell you that? >> well, ronald's not going to tell you that. the only thing he said about this is that it is a "setback" in his life. he's not talking about the drug charges. all he knows
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